27/02/14 - Commissioner Malmström on the European Parliament vote: visa-free travel for the nationals of 19 third countries moves one step closer
For Peru and Colombia, an additional step will be required: the European Commission will only seek the Council's mandate to authorise negotiations of such agreements after it has presented a positive risk assessment confirming that these two countries meet the criteria to enjoy visa-free, in particular those related to irregular migration and public policy and security.
Only respect for fundamental rights, constructive and respectful dialogue and tolerance can help Venezuela to find a way out of its current violent crisis, Members of the European Parliament said in a vote on Thursday, February 27th . They condemned all acts of violence and loss of life and asked for an ad-hoc delegation of the European Parliament to be sent to Venezuela as soon as possible.
The EU would offer talented non-EU students and researchers better living and working conditions so as to boost its member states' long-run competitiveness, under draft rules backed by the European Parliament. The rules would also clarify entry and residence conditions for foreign trainees, volunteers, school pupils and au pairs.